Lunar Module Illustration
This concept is a cutaway illustration of the Lunar Module (LM) with detailed callouts. The LM was a two part spacecraft. Its lower or descent stage had the landing gear, engines, and fuel needed for the landing. When the LM blasted off the Moon, the descent stage served as the launching pad for its companion ascent stage, which was also home for the two astronauts on the surface of the Moon. The LM was full of gear with which to communicate, navigate, and rendezvous. It also had its own propulsion system, and an engine to lift it off the Moon and send it on a course toward the orbiting Command Module.
Mediatype imageCreator NASA/Marshall Space Flight CenterDate 1/1/1969Year 1969Insightuid nasaNAS~9~9~58041~161885Source http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1169Rights Public DomainWhat MoonIdentifier MSFC-0101206Addeddate 2009-11-19 01:48:34Publicdate 2009-11-19 01:54:09